Idris Elba Is Back in Talks to Be the Next James Bond

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A rep for Elba did not comment on the situation, but a source that is being called knowledgeable says that no one from Elba's team knew of any potential deals or offers for the role.

Now he has shot back up to the top of every single United Kingdom bookies list. Why?

Another former Bond has endorsed Elba to be the next Agent 007.

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Tom Hardy had been mentioned, as had Michael Fassbender and Tom Hiddleston, but Elba remains the most popular choice, even if his inclusion on the shortlist is considered controversial by some people. Idris Elba has always been rumoured to be high of the Bond boss' wish list.

"Idris could do it if he was in shape", Fuqua told the Daily Star. You need a guy with physically strong presence.

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However, Elba himself has long played down the idea. He's returning as Bond in the as-yet untitled 25th film in the series, set to begin filming late in 2018.

With the transcendent, blockbuster success of big and small screen fare such as "Empire", "Power", Girls Trip and especially Black Panther, Hollywood is once again considering something that was unfathomable just a five years ago: a Black man playing the iconic spy hero James Bond.

He said to Vanity Fair: "It could be a woman - could be a black woman, could be a white woman". He had told Variety, "I think Idris Elba should be the next James Bond". It's not a color issue. "Glad you think I've got a shot!" he wrote in December 2014. Is it a question of being suave?

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